APEDA Registration

APEDA Registration is Mandatory for Businesses who are planning to Trade In and Out of India.

Benefits of Registration under APEDA:

  • Easy Registration Process
  • Registration cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)
  • Established Brand Equity & Publicity
  • Financial Assistance under APEDA schemes
  • Tax Benefit
  • Avail Subsidy

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India is the best agricultural producer and exporter of Agricultural Products. The government of India established the APEDA (Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) in 1985, formed through an act to develop and promote the export of scheduled products that comes under Agricultural & Processed Food categories. Any business entity or an individual that wants to export such goods is required to get the Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) from APEDA as it is mandatory. They provide the guidelines, standards, requisite information related to specifications, and assistance concerning the exports of scheduled products.

The products identified as per the APEDA ACT are termed schedule products and it is mandatory to register under APEDA for all exporters dealing with scheduled products. Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Poultry products, dairy products, confectionery, biscuits, bakery products, sugar & honey products, cocoa products, chocolates, floriculture products, pickles, chutneys, and many other come under scheduled products category.

Procedure For APEDA Registration involves the following steps:

Register as a Member

Fill the online application form with all required details such as Import-Export Code, Email Address and Mobile Number. Verify with OTP.

Submit the Relevant Details

Upload the required documents. Only JPEG, PNG, or PDF formats are allowed.

Issuance of RCMC

After filing the application, once APEDA registration is completed APEDA License is issued. .

Grant of APEDA Certificate

Once you get the RCMC approval, you can download the Certificate from the APEDA portal under RCMC Menu by clicking the tab of "View RCMC Certificate".

Online Fee Payment

You can make the online payment of fees via Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa) or Debit Card (MasterCard or Visa) or offline through demand draft in favor of APEDA, is payable at respective cities.

List of Documents required for APEDA is:

  • Id proof of the applicant or business entity.
  • Address Proof of registered office including head office and branch office if any.
  • Copy of IEC (Import Export Code), self-certified, that is issued by the DGFT (Director-General of Foreign Trade).
  • Bank certificate – as this shows the financial health of the applicant, duly signed by authorities.
  • Latest 2 months bank account statement of the firm of the bank account.
  • Canceled cheque.
  • Certified copy of partnership deed (in case of partnership firm) or MOA (in case of a company) or trust deed/Memorandum of Rules & regulations (in case of trust/society).
  • Details of any other registration with other Export Promotion Council/Commodity Board.
  • Copy of the license issued by any other sponsoring authority such as DGTD, State Director of Industries, etc.

Benefits of APEDA Registration

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


APEDA certificate is mandatory for export of scheduled agricultural products. The exporters of scheduled products are required to be registered under APEDA. APEDA provides financial support, information and guidelines for the development of scheduled products.


The cost of the APEDA registration process is Rs. 5000/- (excluding taxes).


If you are producing agri-products or is associated with any producer and want to export these products, then it is mandatory to get yourself registered under APEDA.


It will take 12-15 business days to allocate APEDA registration, once all documents are submitted.


It is valid for a period of 5 years and then needs to be renewed by APEDA authority.


Yes, APEDA registration can be canceled in the following scenarios. If any discrepancies or false information is found in the submitted documents. If the exporter does not deliver any product within 12 months from the date of registration. If any other kind of discrepancy or malicious practice identified. Breach of any rule or condition that is imposed by certifying authority.


APEDA specifically for the export of scheduled agri-products conducts the following three schemes: Financial assistance schemes Mega food park scheme of MoFPI NABARD’s Food Processing Fund (FPF) scheme


Schemes under APEDA are: Market development Quality development Infrastructure development Transport assistance


Registration Cum Membership certification is a membership certificate issued by Export promotional councils or the commodity board of India. Any specific exporter is registered with the council under this certificate.e

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